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2011-01-07 12:00:00

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Row 44, Inc., the world's leading provider of in-flight broadband connectivity, announced today that it has received approval from the FCC to operate its service aboard commercial aircraft over the Atlantic Ocean. This FCC license, for the T11N North Atlantic Oceanic Coverage satellite, makes Row 44 the only provider allowed to operate and charge for in-flight broadband connectivity on transatlantic flights. "This license creates...

2009-09-06 17:19:27

Two Florida brothers set a record for a trans-Atlantic journey in a 21-foot fishing boat, the smallest powerboat to make the trip, they reported on their blog. Ralph Brown, 50 of Spring Hill and Robert Brown, 52, of Merritt Island left Tampa, Fla., June 27 and arrived in London Friday, they said on their Web site, www.crosstheatlantic.com. It is exciting that we are actually here. Ralph Brown told the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times in a telephone interview. By the way, it is a beautiful place....

2005-07-03 11:02:42

ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland (AP) -- American adventurers Steve Fossett and Mark Rebholz took off Saturday in an attempt to retrace a record-setting flight across the Atlantic made 86 years earlier. Charles Lindbergh completed the first solo trans-Atlantic flight in 1927, traveling nonstop from the United States to France. But eight years before that, the team of John Alcock and Arthur Whitten-Brown became the first ever to fly the ocean in a flight from Newfoundland to Ireland. Millionaire...

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'